Find your national park in the U.P.

MUNISING — This week is National Park Week across the country, and this year’s message is find your park.

Over 500,000 people come to visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Munising each year, and for good reason. It’s one of the great National Parks in the U.P. that features a substantial amount of the natural beauty of the outdoors in a variety of different ways.

“They come out to see the Pictured Rocks, the twelve miles of lakeshore cliffs, they also come to see our Au Sable lighthouse and take lighthouse tours throughout the summer,” said Chief of Interpretation Susan Reece, “they come to our campgrounds, we have a couple of campgrounds in the park and they’re very popular, especially in the summer months. Munising Falls, Miners Castle are all great places to come see some of the beautiful places of the lakeshore.”

The Find Your Park movement encourages people who get out to share their stories on Twitter using hashtag ‘Find Your Park’. National Park Week strives to motivate people of all ages to take the time to enjoy the outdoors.

“We want everyone to get outdoors,” continues Reece, “we really want to connect with the future generations of park supporters, those who are going to be our advocates and those who are going to want to save these parks for future generations. That’s why national parks are set aside, to ensure that we keep America’s stories, America’s beautiful natural places for our children and our children’s children and so on.”

To find a link to learn more about how to find your park click here.

And while it may raining on and off throughout the day, that’s all part of the great outdoors.

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Caleb Scanlon
Caleb M. Scanlon is a reporter for ABC 10 / CW 5 and joined the news team in 2015. He grew up in Negaunee, where he attended Negaunee High School. Caleb completed his Bachelor's degree in Media Production and New Technologies from Northern Michigan University with a minor in Communication Studies. Caleb interned with ABC 10 / CW 5 in the fall of 2014. During his free time, Caleb enjoys spending time with his wife Samantha, his kids Fred and Lucy, and his cats Scotty, Remus, and Fitzgerald. Caleb plays a multitude of musical instruments and performs in a band called Concord Through Keys. When there isn't snow on the ground, Caleb can often be found at Al-Quaal playing disc golf.